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Monday
Nov232009

Confusing News Heading Towards Copenhagen

Germany’s SPIEGEL ONLINE adds fuel to the confusion about climate change with a pre-Copenhagen headline: Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out.

This pro-environmental action country writes that the Earth’s average temperatures ahve stopped climbing since 2000 and could come to a standstill this year.

The planet’s temperature curve rose sharply for almost 30 years, as global temperatures increased by an average of 0.7 degrees Celsius (1.25 degrees Fahrenheit) from the 1970s to the late 1990s. “At present, however, the warming is taking a break,” confirms meteorologist Mojib Latif of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in the northern German city of Kiel. Latif, one of Germany’s best-known climatologists, says that the temperature curve has reached a plateau. “There can be no argument about that,” he says. “We have to face that fact.”

Even though the temperature standstill probably has no effect on the long-term warming trend, it does raise doubts about the predictive value of climate models, and it is also a political issue. For months, climate change skeptics have been gloating over the findings on their Internet forums. This has prompted many a climatologist to treat the temperature data in public with a sense of shame, thereby damaging their own credibility. via SPIEGEL ONLINE

Publishing conflicting information about climate change is responsible journalism on a topic that’s at the top of a global agenda, if not America’s. Let me not suggest that Germany is wavering about the topic of climate change, where Chancellor Angela Merkel has committed to attend Copenhagen.

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Sunday
Nov222009

Global Warming Science Pot Bubbling With Arguments

Just IN 11-22-09 from Science Daily: Mysteriously Warm Times in Antarctica

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“Science doesn’t work because we’re all nice,” said Gavin A. Schmidt, a climatologist at NASA whose e-mail exchanges with colleagues over a variety of climate studies were in the cache of hacked messages among pro-global warming experts published last week. “Newton may have been an ass, but the theory of gravity still works.”

This treasure trove of emails (how stupid!) couldn’t come at a worse time in the climate change debate. Tow weeks ago we had controversial new climate change data that challenges basic premises around CO2 absorption.

Now we have stories of punishing and discrediting scientists who offer data that disagrees with the basic premises of the pro-environmentalists. Quotes saying that scientists will badger journal editors not to accept articles that challenge global warming is frankly astonishing and now undercuts the entire subject.

Conflicting CO2 DATA

I’m just a lay person in this climate change discussion, and I want us to do the right things for the future of the planet. And I don’t want us to spend huge sums of money that no country has if the basic premises are wrong.

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Wednesday
Nov182009

Foie Gras | Two Sides of the Same Story | Roger Moore vs Anthony Bourdain

Former 007 actor Roger Moore has succeeded in his PETA campaign to persuade Selfridges to stop selling foie gras. The campaign is a twist for PETA, which typically relies on more controversial tactics to spread their messages.

In the case of foie gras, perhaps the video says it all. No naked ladies are required to force Selfridges and Brits to acknowledge the inhumanity of eating foie gras … if the story is true, that the force-feeding process is totally inhumane.

There is debate around the facts of foie gras force feeding.

“Force-Feeding Birds Is Cruel, Not Yule,” reads the ad which has been devised by campaign group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta). “Torture in a tin” sums up the ad strategy.

To deliver the foie gras delicacy on human dinner plates, birds are force-fed swollen grain, usually maize, over an 18-day period, with a long metal tube down their throats. About 4 pounds of grain mixed with fat are pumped into the birds’ stomachs two or three times daily.

The fowls’ livers are swollen to 10 times their normal size, making them ready for human consumption. It seems that both sides agree with the facts of the process.

Think of foie gras as food waterboarding for fowl, although the vet in Anthony Bourdain’s video, says that we’re erroneously applying human physiology to duck and goose gullets. With diagrams and scientific explanations of duck physiology, Bourdain says that PETA is misleading the public.

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Monday
Nov162009

Jolie-Pitt Design Asprey Jewelry for Charity

There’s no more symbolic Smart Sensuality jewelry icon than the snake. Granted the serpeant has a mixed pedigree, depending on your cultural point of view.

Angelina Jolie and her new serpeant-inspired capsule collection, designed with partner Bradd Pitt for Asprey, have made peace with each other in the garden of family life.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the BAFTA Awards.The gorgeous bracelet enhanced Jolie’s arm as she and Pitt attended the BAFTA awards. Besides its seductive powers, since the birth of their daughter Shiloh, Jolie has considered the snake a talisman and protector of her family.

Hopefully sales of The Protector collection will proliferate far and wide, in Asprey stores in London, New York, Beverly Hills, Tokyo and Dubai. The Brand and Angelina duo hope to create a generous influx of much-needed cash to support the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

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Sunday
Nov152009

Micro-Finance Receives $1.14 million Donation from The Simpson's Yeardley Smith

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson on the award-winning animated television series, The Simpsons, has joined the ranks of microfinance’s most generous and visionary supporters with a combined donation of $1.14 million to Grameen Foundation and  Fonkoze, a Haitian microfinance institution. The donation of $900,000 to Grameen Foundation will support a new initiative geared toward expanding micro-loans and other sustainable opportunities for people living at the very bottom of the economic ladder. The donation of $240,000 to Fonkoze is one of the largest individual gifts the organization has ever received and will help strengthen its institutional support for its front line staff.

 

Saturday
Nov142009

Scientists Develop Long-Lasting, Juicy Fruit Apple

Australian researchers say they have developed “the world’s best apple”, a deliciously juicy variety that stays “crispy” for 14 days, without genetic modification.

Its disease-resistant properties come from a gene found in the Asiatic apple malus floribunda. In Britian RS103-130 was more popular than the Pink Lady variety in taste tests.

Best of all the apple requires few or no fungicides. Sensing that the apple is too good to be true, we investigated further, finding nothing scary in the new apple’s pedigree.

The main argument against “the world’s best apple” is that fruit is supposed to rot and therefore the fruit goes against the principles of local, organic, eat-it-now thinking about food. To date, we find no health concerns or a secret smoking gun about the RS103-130 apple. A

More reading: the history of apples is a sweet feature in Michael Pollan’s PBS special “Botany of Desire”

Wednesday
Nov112009

Take a Reality Check About Small Pig Pets

The world is going gaga over “teacup pigs”, mini version of the biggie size porkie that we all know and love to eat. Well some people anyway.

Now that David and Victoria Beckham have ponied up over $2000 for a pair of micro pigs to live on their Hertfordshire estate, these small, precious, smart creatures should be living high on the hog.

Questions on my mind:

1. Six months from now will we be dumpting “teacup pigs” that grew bigger than 14” tall in abandoned animal shelters?

Already, news is rampant that “teacup pigs” can be scammed and actually grow up larger than imagined in real life. What if the little darling becomes not such a cute size anymore?

“Unscrupulous breeders are breeding pigs less than a year old, and by the time the litter is born, the parents still are only about eight months old and far below their full size,” says Yvonne McIntosh of Best Friends Animal Society. McIntosh is a potbellied pig expert. via Seattle PI

Breeders tell folks that the piglets will be no bigger than the parents, which is true. The fact of omission is that the parent pigs are just teenagers and not fully grown themselves. Yes, my friends, unscrupulous breeders are promoting adolescent sexual activity, and you are the victim.

photo via Daily MailAfter Paris Hilton but before the Beckham blessing, America already has an abondoned pig problem.

MkIntosh has surveyed colleagues at pig sanctuaries and rescue organization such as PigASus Sanctuary,  and Hamalot Pot Bellied Pig Rescue about their experiences with the trend.

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